Amanita vittadinii

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Amanita vittadinii
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An A. vittadinii mushroom sliced.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Subkingdom: Dikarya
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. vittadinii
Binomial name
Amanita vittadinii
(Moretti) Sacc (1887)
  • Agaricus vittadinii Moretti
  • Aspidella vittadinii (Moretti) E.-J. Gilbert
  • Lepidella vittadinii (Moretti) E.-J. Gilbert
Amanita vittadinii
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is free
stipe has a volva
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible

Amanita vittadinii, commonly known as the Vittadini's Lepidella, is a European saprophyte mushroom of the Amanita genus. It is believed that it is also one of the most ancient ones.[2] This species is known to occur without accompanying woody plant symbionts.[3] It is a somewhat unique hybrid-like Macrolepiota and Armillaria, which is characterized by white discoloration around the fruit body and its overall look flaky.[4]


Immature specimen of Amanita vittadinii
  • Cap: It is 5–15 cm, the first globose, then cleared, with margins in excess of the strip, with warts most depressed toward the margin, whitish pink.
  • Stem: It is 8-10 x 1–2 cm, full, swollen at the ends with ring scales, scales whitish greenish throughout the stem.
  • Flesh: The white hat, greenish yellow in the stalk, then the first soda springs.[5]
  • Odor and taste: Odorless and flavor.

See also[edit]

List of Amanita species


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